Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

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Purpose

To fund projects that serve homeless individuals and families with supportive services, emergency shelter/transitional housing, assisting persons at risk of becoming homeless with homelessness prevention assistance, and providing permanent housing to the homeless population. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 places new emphasis on assisting people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.

Assistance Type

Grants

Terms

HCD distributes federal Emergency Solutions Grant funds to eligible subrecepients that serve eligible areas throughout the State with one or two–year grants.

Eligible Activities

ESG funds may be used for six program compo nents: Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter, Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Re-Housing Assistance, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), andAdministrative Activities.

ELIGIBLE SUBRECIPIENTS AND ELIGIBLE AREAS TO BE SERVED

Eligible subrecipients are private nonprofit organizations or units of general purpose local governments located in or serving in Eligible Areas that do not receive ESG funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For a list of Eligible Areas refer to Appendix A - 2013 Eligible Cities and Counties (Adobe PDF) New! 10/2013

Application Process

HUD allocates funds annually to the state ESG program. Applications are competitive and invited through an issuance of a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and formal Application. To receive news and announcements regarding HCD programs and activities, please subscribe to our email list at: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/DFA_Subscriber.html

Contact

(916) 263-2771

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ESG WEBINARS (THESE ARE WEBINARS ON ESG PROGRAM-RELATED SUBJECTS):

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HUD Webinars

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